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Flight Academy

a picture of two fighter jets flying in the air, with one upside down and appearing to be mirroring the other jet.

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

Have you thought about?

  • How do wings work?
  • What gives a jet engine its thrust?
  • How does a propeller get you into the air?
  • How does a parachute work?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

Drag, lift, thrust and gravity are all featured here as the audience is shown how a plane stays in the air.

For Educators

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Australian Curriculum - CORE Codes: Australian Curriculum - OPTIONAL Codes:

Find another event

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  • Monday 24 April, 2017

A woman in overalls, wearing a safely crash cap and holding a plush toy cow.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

All Ages
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

All Ages

  • Tuesday 25 April, 2017

A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

All Ages
A man dressed as a chef holding a mixing bowl in one hand, an egg beater in the other, and poking his tongue out.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do yourself a flavour. Hang with your buds in this exploration of taste.

All Ages
A man wearing overalls and a old leather flying cap with balloons around his head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

All Ages

  • Wednesday 26 April, 2017

a picture of pilot in a jet cockpit in the air with clouds in the background.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

All Ages
A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages